CFP: Elizabeth Barrett Browning Bi-Centenary Conference (11/1/05; 3/3/06-3/6/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Alison Chapman


'This is Living Art':
Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the Twenty-first Century
A Bi-Centenary Celebration

Armstrong Browning Library
Baylor University, Texas
3 March -6 March 2006

Keynote speakers: Sandra Donaldson, Angela Leighton, Marjorie Stone, Herbert

2006 is the bicentenary of EBB's birth. To mark this anniversary, the
Armstrong Browning Library will be hosting a major international conference
to re-assess her life and work.

Abstracts for papers will be accepted until 1 November 2005 and should be
sent to:
Dr Alison Chapman, EBB Bi-Centenary Conference Organizer, Department of
English Literature, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK
(email submissions preferred)

Further information about the ABL: and

Possible topic for papers may include, but are not restricted, to:
Biography and legend
Editing EBB's poetry and letters
Politics, nationhood, cultural critique
Expatriatism, communities, networks
Robert Browning: courtship, literary partnerships, EBB as muse
Italy, France, Greece, America and Transatlanticism
Generic innovations
Literary precursors and literary afterlives
Copyright, Piracy and forgeries
Periodicals and newspapers
Sexuality, love, eroticism
Spiritualism and mesmerism
The 'Sister Arts'
Science and psychology
Reviews and reception history
Religion: the Bible, non-conformism, paganism, Swedenborgianism
Romanticism, Modernism
Poetic vocation and identity

Dr Alison Chapman
Department of English Literature
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel.: (0141) 330 6823 or 330 8855

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